Give All the Love You’ve Got.

Via Rachel Brathen
on Jul 17, 2013
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“There is light and goodness in all of us.

Sometimes, ego and fear takes over and makes us act in ways that hurt others.

When you find yourself in a situation where another person has intentionally harmed you, do your best to not react. Sit with the emotion for a while. What’s the best response here? Think about it. How can you bring love into this situation?

Know that people never hurt another unless they are experiencing some serious pain inside.

Don’t cling to pain that was never intended for you; don’t make the pain yours.

Do your best to forgive—not just for the other person, but for you.

Forgiveness will set you free. Give love. Give all the love you’ve got—especially to the people that have done you harm.

They need it the absolute most.

This is a blessing and an opportunity to forgive.”





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Ed: Bryonie Wise


About Rachel Brathen

Rachel is a yogi on a world tour. Born and raised in Sweden, she currently resides in the beautiful island of Aruba where she is busy teaching yoga at a resort in the mornings, coordinating retreats at noon, taking her three somewhat crazy dogs to the beach to keep up with the surf in the afternoon and trying to survive as a vegan (where no vegetables grow!) in the evenings. She firmly believes that life is not black or white – it’s black and white and blue and yellow with rays of pink and sparkle in between. You can teach yoga and still be a party animal. Meditate and ignore your spending problems. Be vegan and eat too much chocolate. Have a Swedish passport and live in the Caribbean. You can do anything, as long as it’s you! You can find Rachel on the beach, probably practicing her Astavakrasana, or on


One Response to “Give All the Love You’ve Got.”

  1. Ladonna says:

    Thanks for this reminder!
    I often forget and take on the hurt to myself.